Cudworth News for January 2018

Cudworth Facebook Page

Here’s the latest Cudworth News for January 2018 including updates on the Principle Towns Project.

Visit Cudworth Website

We’ve launched a new Cudworth Website called “Visit Cudworth”. You might be on the website right now and if so thank you for your support. You’re awesome. Visit Cudworth is still being developed with lots of exciting features to be added. Highlights include the latest news from the village including local events and activities. Here’s some info about the website:

“Visit Cudworth is designed to give you quick and easy access to everything that is happening in Cudworth and the surrounding areas in Barnsley. Local Cudworth news, events, community groups, clubs, shopping and much more. We hope that by sharing with you all of the exciting things our village has to offer from unique local shops and businesses to a vibrant local community, we will entice you to also become a part of Cudworth Village life. To join us in making Cudworth a wonderful place to live in and visit.

Did you know, that Cudworth high street is home to a wide range of unique and individual shops. That Cudworth hosts many exciting events and activities. To keep you up to date with everything that is happening in our ever changing village please keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page. If you own a shop or business in Cudworth and would like to feature please email us at For just £10 a year you’ll get a business listing on the website. All money raised from the listings will be used for future Cudworth events and projects.

Visit Cudworth is run by Cudworth Businesses & Community Together a non-profit community association formed to promote our high street and village.

Cudworth Village News Facebook Page

As well as the website we’ve also created a new Facebook page: Cudworth Village News. Much like the website the Facebook page will cover local news stories, events and community projects. Please give the page a like and share. Here’s the link if you’d been so kind to check it out:

Cudworth Businesses & Community Together (CBCT)

Cudworth Businesses and Community Together held their first meeting of 2018 on Thursday 25th January 2018 at 6.00pm at the Bow Street Council in Cudworth. Meeting notes will be available soon for those unable to attend.

CBCT’S mission is “To make Cudworth a better place to live, work and prosper”.

Here’s some more information about the association:

“We want to make Cudworth the first and regular choice for residents when deciding where to spend their money. We plan to cover issues such as local marketing, free community events, parking, anti-social behavior, crime and much more. Cudworth Businesses and Community Together was formed to make improvements to the village in a bid to entice more shoppers onto our village’s wonderful high street”

The group has set its sights on fundraising throughout the year in order to fund replacement Christmas lights, another Christmas market and incentivised schemes for shoppers.

Raising community spirit is a big part of the CBCT.  The emotional investment businesses and residents make in the community will also set it apart from others and make it more attractive to place to live, work and prosper. CBCT wants to create harmony between all members of the community. Linking local businesses, schools, groups, clubs and residents to participate in programs and events that create and enhance the feeling of community.

CBCT have also created a new Facebook group: Follow the link to join:

Principal Towns Project:

Here’s the latest update from the Principal Towns Project

“A borough wide shop front grant scheme has been approved at cabinet in January. This will be a maximum contribution from the Council of £4,000 per shop front with a 20% contribution from businesses. Over the next month the Council will be promoting this scheme to the businesses and giving out application forms for businesses to apply for funding.

Additionally a team will be undertaking consultation in all of the Principal Towns in February regarding the proposals so far. They are consulting in Cudworth on the following dates and times:

7th February: 10am-12- Co-op car park

19th February: 4.30-6.30pm- Aldi car park

Finally at the Commissioning board in January, the Council will be asking for feasibility funding to be allocated for Cudworth to undertake a town plan to see what possible opportunities there are for the area. Hopefully this town plan will aid in the drafting of the business case for funding”.